The Roaring Twenties Movie Review 1939

Information and Film Reviews for The Roaring Twenties the Movie

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Eddie (Cagney), George (Bogart), and Lloyd (Lynn) are three WWI buddies who find their lives intersecting unexpectedly in Prohibition-era New York. Eddie becomes a bootlegger and vies with George for status as crime boss. Lloyd is the attorney working to prosecute them. Great gangster flick was the last time Bogart and Cagney worked together after "Angels with Dirty Faces" (1938) and "The Oklahoma Kid" (1939). Cheesy script delivered with zest by top pros.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 106 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Crime Drama, Period Piece: 1920s, Gangs, Gambling, New York, New York, Organized Crime, Director/Star Teams: Walsh & Bogart
Robert Rossen, Richard Macaulay
James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Jeffrey Lynn, Priscilla Lane, Gladys George, Frank McHugh, Paul Kelly, Joseph (Joe) Sawyer
Ernest Haller
Raoul Walsh
Heinz Roemheld, Ray Heindorf
Warner, Hal B. Wallis

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